A couple of Decembers ago, my flight was delayed out of the Charlotte airport. After having a little nosh, I found myself, tea in hand, lost in the airport bookshop. Now I am a great fan of Sherlock Holmes, and on this particular occasion, I … Continue reading Mark Twain House-Summer 2017 Road Trip Part I
In my apartment, hanging on the wall above my couch, I have a framed picture of Winston and Clementine Churchill. Above Winston and Clemmie are Julia and Paul Child. And on the side table next to my reading chair is John Adams. Some people have … Continue reading Why Winston?
Ah NOLA! I honestly can’t remember the first time I visited The Big Easy. It was probably on an epic road trip to Disney World when I was tiny. I have a very vague recollection of being informed that my grandfather needed to stop for … Continue reading New Orleans
Literis Antiquis Novis Institutis Decora: Distinguished for Classical Learning and New Institutions Motto of Cambridge, Massachusetts On my very first visit to Boston in 2010, I made a stop in Harvard Square. The steeples and yards washed me in memories of my two blissful summers … Continue reading Cantabrigia
A little boy was sitting in the corner of a railway carriage looking out at the rain, which was splashing against the windows and blotching downward in an ugly, dirty way. He was not the only person in the carriage, but the others were strangers … Continue reading Green Knowe
“Whether you come back by page or by the big screen, Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home.” -J.K. Rowling As the weather starts to change in September, I do think of Salem and Hocus Pocus, but I also usually experience a sincere urge to … Continue reading Harry Potter (and the Wizarding World of)
Y’all, fall is magic. The gloaming of the year. The trees and the sky catch on fire and anything is possible. Sweaters and pumpkin and apples and cozy blankets, and HOCUS POCUS!!!! Fall. I can’t say enough about it. It thrills me through and through. … Continue reading Salem